Economy improves: Unemployment claims drop, housing market gains
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:11
Economy improves: Unemployment claims drop, housing market gains By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting that a sharp slowdown in job growth last  read more
IS seizes Syrian villages
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:56
IS seizes Syrian villages Communication with residents is severed after heavily armed militants take control.  read more
Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors, Senate panel finds
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:17
Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors, Senate panel finds By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors  read more
Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:19
Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state.  read more
Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:17
Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House WASHINGTON (AP) — In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday  read more
Pakistani woman embraced by Islamic State seeks to drop U.S. legal appeal
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:10
Pakistani woman embraced by Islamic State seeks to drop U.S. legal appeal By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a U.S. prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying  read more